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I have only 29 teeth But 2 teeth due to teeth decay I will pullged that And also I have 3 teeth having tooth decay If I have to get root canal treatment shall I get minimum dental points for my exams. Help me anyone.

Dr. Vineet Dubey 91% (175 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Secunderabad
I have only 29 teeth But 2 teeth due to teeth decay I will pullged that And also I have 3 teeth having tooth decay If...
Dear kindly get d missing teeth replaced nd root canal treated teeth will be counted in your dental points .do not worry.
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Dental Hygiene

Dr. Mithunesh Sayasikamal 90% (1471 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Betul
Dental Hygiene

Using an appropriate tooth paste is very necessary for the health of our teeth. Tooth pastes which contain flouride help in keeping the teeth healthy by reducing the risk of tooth decay.

 

My milk teeth are still at their place and permanent tooth are coming side to it. Twice I have experienced the pain of taking teeth out of the jaw by injection process so due to that fear, I'm not visiting any dentist and now I've a tooth decay which sometimes pains so much. Help me out, Sir/Mam.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
My milk teeth are still at their place and permanent tooth are coming side to it. Twice I have experienced the pain o...
If you don't want tt who can help you sorry don't have a magic wand go to dentist get tt done at the earliest delay would worsen the situation.
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One of my teeth started decaying .dentist told me cement will be poured after that tooth will decay some more or completely. I asked her how to prevent decaying. She said we can do nothing. How can I prevent decaying.

One of my teeth started decaying .dentist told me cement will be poured after that tooth will decay some more or comp...
Clean mouth aftet eating anything. Spcly sweet dish. Brush twice a day. These precautions slow down decaying.
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What Is Enamel Loss And How To Fix It?

Dr. Kavita Kamraj B. 87% (14 ratings)
MS Restorative, Certificate SMR, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
What Is Enamel Loss And How To Fix It?

Enamel loss is nothing but tooth-enamel erosion, and this is quite a pathetic kind of oral condition. If the eroded enamel does not get restored, then your oral condition will get deteriorated to a great extent. 
Teeth enamel plays the most important role in protecting teeth and if this layer gets eroded, then your teeth will get heavily damaged. Your teeth will not only get eroded, but the real dental color will also get changed. 

Why enamel erosion occurs? 

  1.  Drinking excessive hot or cold: your enamel is very much sensitive to hot or cold food items as a result of which email loss is invited. 
  2.  Having fruit drinks: Citric acid in the fruit drinks is the element that can cause enamel erosion.
  3.  Sugary diet: Excessive sugary diet is the very prominent cause of this kind of dental condition, and thus you should take more and more of non-sugary foods
  4.  Environmental factors: There are many environmental factors that are responsible for enamel loss, and they are corrosion, stress, tear, wear, friction and others.
  5. Medications: Few medications are there that can cause enamel erosion and these medicines are antihistamines, aspirin and many more.
  6. Gastrointestinal troubles: These kinds of troubles are prone to the frequent erosion of tooth enamel and thus these problems need to be resolved as soon as possible.  

What are the leading treatments for restoring enamel loss?

  1. Using fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash: There are many talented dentists who are strongly recommending the usage of both fluoride mouthwash and toothpaste so that tooth decay can be easily prevented. These products are now commercially available over-the-counter. 
  2.  Routine dental check-up: Daily dental check-up is needed so that oral condition can be checked so that the causes and signs of enamel loss can be detected, and then only perfect treatments can be easily applied. 
  3. Taking vitamin-D supplements: There are many drugs and supplements that are enriched with vitamin-D, and they can be taken on a regular basis so that decayed enamel can be easily restored in a safe manner. Coconut oil can be taken in addition to these supplements for getting greater oral benefits. 
  4. Cosmetic restoration options: There are many enamel-restoration options that can be cosmetically performed. Some of the popular options are crowning, filling, and others. On the other hand, leading a healthy lifestyle is also very important in this regard.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hello, My son is 7 and half years old and two of his tooth fallen as a child process on April, 2018 and till date his tooth not came and I am worried, could you please suggest? Thank you.

Dr. Isha Malhotra 93% (5545 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Hello, My son is 7 and half years old and two of his tooth fallen as a child process on April, 2018 and till date his...
Don't worry tooth will be fine ..it will erupt ..it's the apt age for tooth to come out .. rest get an xray done to understand the underlying condition ..
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Tooth Decay - What Causes It?

Dr. Banashri Bordoloi Bhuyan 88% (11 ratings)
BDS (Implantologist)
Dentist, Guwahati
Tooth Decay - What Causes It?

Tooth decay or cavities are permanently damaged areas in the hard surface of the teeth that develop into tiny openings or holes. Cavities, also called tooth decay or caries, are caused by cavity formation which damages both the outer layer known as ‘enamel’ and the inner layer of the tooth known as ‘dentin’.

When remnants of food such as milk, cereal, chocolates, fruit or cake get stuck in the teeth, they get transformed into acid by the bacteria. The mixture of the acid with the food remnants along with the bacteria and saliva forms plaques around the teeth, the high acidic content of which causes cavities to form around the enamel. In its advanced stages, the cavity tends to destroy the blood vessels and nerves of the tooth.

Cavities and tooth decay are among the world's most common health problems. They're especially common in children, teenagers and older adults. But anyone who has teeth can get cavities, including infants. If cavities aren't treated, they get larger and affect deeper layers of your teeth. They can lead to a severe toothache, infection and tooth loss. Regular dental visits and good brushing and flossing habits are your best protection against cavities and tooth decay.

Causes:

  1. Regular consumption of high carbohydrate food and sweets might result in cavity formation in your teeth.
  2. In older people, the gums tend to get separated from the teeth. This might make the teeth more vulnerable to plaque infection.
  3. The teeth filling tends to decay as you grow old. This might result in cavity formations.
  4. As you get old, the secretion of naturally produced fluoride which helps in cavity prevention, diminishes, thus making you more prone to tooth decays.

Symptoms:

  1. Experiencing severe pain in the tooth every time you eat something sweet, cold or hot.
  2. Tooth becoming extremely sensitive.
  3. Formation of holes in the tooth, coupled with brown or black stains on the tooth surface.

Treatment:
After diagnosis, the damaged part of the tooth is removed with the help of a drill. Gold, silver or alloy fillings replace the hole formed due to the cavity. Also, root canal might be recommended if the tooth roots are destroyed completely. The tissues and other blood vessels of the tooth are replaced by a secured material.

Tooth decay can be prevented if you maintain daily oral hygiene such as using fluoride toothpaste for brushing your teeth, attending regular dental check-ups as you age and completely eliminating high carbohydrate and sugar-based foods from your diet.

My 4 years kid is having toothache today due to tooth decay. What can I do to for immediate relief. Olz suggest. Thanks.

Dr. Anupreet Kaur Choudhury 95% (8005 ratings)
MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
My 4 years kid is having toothache today due to tooth decay. What can I do to for immediate relief. Olz suggest. Thanks.
Do warm saline rinses 4-5 times daily, avoid eating from that side, give him soft food and you may give the painkiller that you give him when he has fever.
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Improving Oral And Dental Health

Dr. Aman Bhatia 92% (374 ratings)
MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
Improving Oral And Dental Health

Using an appropriate toothpaste is very necessary for the health of our teeth. Toothpastes which contain flouride help in keeping the teeth healthy by reducing the risk of tooth decay.

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